Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Tag Archives: fantasy

Men From the Horizon


Men visit Rewa’s island with monstrous automatons and promises–and the ability to help her walk normally again. They just want to farm the sugar cane fields for Rewa and her people. If one farmer agrees, everyone will agree. The decision hangs on what Rewa does. And no matter what her decision Rewa makes, it will …

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5 Fantasy Heroines


Five of Linda Maye Adams’ fantasy stories. The collection includes Writers of the Future honorable mention “A Quartet of Clowns,” the action story “River Flight,” the flash fiction “Healer’s Tent,” the action story “Booby-Trap at Beaver River,” and reader favorite “Words of Rain and Shadows.” Available from your favorite booksellers for $4.99, including Amazon and …

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The Healer’s Tent


Magic and muzzle loaders blaze on the battlefield. Healer Nalani gets the aftermath—the injuries, the complaints, and the people needing help. But even though she’s in the rear, she’s finding she’s not immune to war either. Who helps the healer? Available on Amazon and your favorite booksellers for 99 cents.

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A Quartet of Clowns


It’s been fifteen years since the Hunter visited Ilya’s village.  Fifteen years since the world went in another direction and left the village behind.  Fifteen years since the Hunter killed Ilya’s mother. Now the Hunter is back. And it’s started killing again. Ilya’s only chance is the arrival of the circus clowns.  But they have …

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Publications for July


My short story The Stones Next Door is out in Tales of Talisman. This story was inspired by a rather odd historical site in my area, a graveyard .  The graveyard’s always been there, and is sealed off with a heavy duty iron fence.  The stones are probably limestone, and they’re eroded, broken, and falling over. …

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New Covers: “Booby-Trap” and “Layers”


I’ve been working on my cover for my short story, “Booby-Trap,” which turned out to take longer than I thought it would.  The image itself was hard to find because most of the images of women in fantasy involve clothing that wouldn’t even count as a bikini. I finally settled on an image that I thought …

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The Sea Listens – Story Available


My fantasy short story, “The Sea Listens” is available on Smashwords: On leave from the Army, Meredith Talmadge struggles with answers to why her uncle walked into the sea. What drew him to a beach rumored to be haunted? What did he hear in the voices that ride the fog, voices that Meredith herself can …

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Old Writing Habits Die Hard


I’ve been working on a steampunk fantasy short story this week. Steampunk is kind of like what Wild, Wild West or The Adventures of Briscoe County was. It’s set in the age of invention, where inventions could be fun and creative, all with a bit of rebellion wrapped in. However, I don’t play well with …

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How I get my story ideas


At Capclave, Bud Sparhawk said that he’d been asked “Where do you get ideas?” on a past panel.  He jokingly said that he paid a guy $5 a week and was sent a postcard with an idea on it.  Three writers came up afterward to ask him for the idea guy address! From the outside, …

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Week 3 of a Story-A-Week


Week 3’s Story: Contemporary Fantasy Goals: Finish an unfinished story:  I picked one I had started last year and hadn’t finished, for the purpose of not leaving unfinished work. Sense of motion:  I just randomly picked this as an element to play with in the story.  A lot of times, something I see that week influences me, …

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